Hello. My name is RM Hubbert.

I'm a guitarist and (sometimes) singer from Scotland.

My next show is at Róisín Dubh, Galway on Monday 23rd July.

My latest album is a collaboration with Aidan Moffat called Here Lies The Body. Available on 12" heavyweight vinyl, CD and digital download, you can buy it here.

I have 10 upcoming shows. It would be nice to see you at one of them. I also keep an archive of past shows, if you are interested in that sort of thing.

Róisín Dubh, Galway

Monday 23rd July 2018

Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert show for Galway International Arts Festival. Co-headline with John Smith. Support from Siobhan Wilson.

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Grand Social, Dublin

Tuesday 24th July 2018

Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert show. Siobhan Wilson is also performing.

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Black Box, Belfast

Wednesday 25th July 2018

Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert show. Siobhan Wilson is also performing.

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George Square, Glasgow

Friday 3rd August 2018

Solo show for Mix The City. Kathryn Joseph and Barbara Morgensten are also performing.

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Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Thursday 11th October 2018

Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert show. Siobhan Wilson is also performing.

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Mac Arts, Galashiels

Friday 19th October 2018

Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert show. Siobhan Wilson is also performing.

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Arts Centre, Paisley

Saturday 20th October 2018

Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert show for the Spree Festival. Siobhan Wilson is also performing.

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Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh

Friday 26th October 2018

Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert show. Siobhan Wilson is also performing.

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Concert Hall, Perth

Monday 29th October 2018

Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert show. Siobhan Wilson is also performing.

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Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Tuesday 30th October 2018

Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert show. Siobhan Wilson is also performing.

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News, views and opinions. Occasional ranting too, most probably.

Here Lies The Body. Out now!

I’m very happy to get this album by myself & Aidan Moffat finally out into the world. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we did making it.

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New Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert single. Party On.

Fri 20th Apr 2018
The second single from our album Here Lies The body is out now!
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Spring 2008 solo shows

Sat 17th Mar 2018
This will be the last batch of solo shows for a while. Looking forward to them! 29 Mar – St Matthew’s, Perth (Perth Songwriter’s Festival) – Tickets 6 Apr – Old Cinema Launderette, Durham – Tickets 7 Apr – The Vault, Hexham 8 Apr – Heeley Institute, Sheffield – Tickets
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Here Lies The Body

Tue 20th Feb 2018
Here Lies The Body. The debut album by Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert. Released 11th May 2018 on Rock Action Records with a tour following.
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By the Law Scottish tour

Sun 10th Sep 2017
Very pleased to announce that I’ll doing a wee Scottish tour to perform the live soundtrack that I wrote for By the Law for the Hippodrome Silent Film Festival earlier in the year. 15th Sept – Eden Court, Inverness 7th Oct – Platform, Glasgow 19th Oct – Mareel, Shetland 21st Oct – Stomness, Orkney 10th […]
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All about me and why I do what I do. Written in third person view by an impartial biographer for ease of insertion into your (hopefully) glowing reviews.

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RM Hubbert is a guitarist and (sometimes) singer from Scotland. He writes music about love, death, friendship, mental illness and occasionally a dog called D Bone. It's not as depressing as the previous sentence suggests.

One of Glasgow's more prolific artists, RM Hubbert has released music under a variety of guises since 1993. It was El Hombre Trajeado's triptych of albums released between 1997 and 2005 though, that really put Hubbert on the musical map, earning swathes of critical acclaim, three Peel Sessions and support slots with the likes of Sebadoh, Tortoise, Nick Cave, Deerhoof, Mùm, Mike Watt and The Delgados. Following El Hombre Trajeado's demise, guitarist Hubbert took a break from playing live and began studying a host of different musical forms before returning to the scene in 2008 and self releasing his debut solo album First & Last, in March 2010.

This album was later re-released on Scotland's legendary Chemikal Underground Records in February 2011. The album's nine instrumentals skilfully blended elements of flamenco and samba with contemporary melodies to create a truly unique, understated record.

First & Last, by Hubbert's own admission, was informed by three dark events in his life; the death of his father; his diagnosis with chronic depression and finally, the death of his mother. That these traumatic events resulted in album of such beauty is testament not only to Hubbert's technical prowess as a guitarist but, perhaps more importantly, his considered and subtle strengths as a composer.

With First & Last and a return to regular live performance, RM Hubbert's profile grew steadily as he averaged over ninety shows a year and garnered support slots with Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra Band, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, King Creosote and Alasdair Roberts as well securing the main support slot on both Mogwai's mammoth European tour, Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat's UK and European tour and The Twilight Sad's UK tour.

The second album, Thirteen Lost & Found was released through Chemikal Underground Records on January 30th 2012. Produced by long-time friend Alex Kapranos (Franz Ferdinand) the album features collaborations with some very special artists including Hanna Tuulikki (Nalle, Two Wings), Emma Pollock (The Delgados), Luke Sutherland (Long Fin Killie, Bows, Mogwai), Aidan Moffat (Arab Strap), Alex Kapranos and Alasdair Roberts amongst others.

Having found that it was easier to connect with people through music, Thirteen Lost & Found was conceived by Hubbert as a way of reacquainting himself with old friends while making some new ones. Each piece was written collaboratively with the respective artists; with the emphasis placed on spontaneity and experimentation. The resulting collection is eclectic and beautiful: voice, percussion, violin, piano, banjo, accordion, vibraphone and gu zheng all joining Hubbert’s idiosyncratic guitar over the eleven songs.

Thirteen Lost & Found won the 2013 Scottish Album of the Year Award, beating artists such as Calvin Harris, Emeli Sande, The Twilight Sad and Lau.

Breaks & Bone, his third album for Chemikal Underground (released 27/09/13), saw Hubbert return to solo guitar performance, albeit augmented for the first time with his own vocals. Conceived as an end to the 'The Ampersand Trilogy', Breaks & Bone explores the ideas of letting go of grief, accepting depression and finding new love. The album alternates between instrumental and vocal tracks, tied together beautifully by Paul Savage's haunting, minimalist production.

This album signalled a return to the live stage after a 9 month break for Hubbert for a highly successful UK tour playing to his largest audiences yet including sold out crowds in Glasgow, Manchester, London & Bristol.

Breaks & Bone was shortlisted for the 2014 Scottish Album of the Year Award.

September 2014 saw the release of Ampersand Extras; A collection of rarities, b-sides and unreleased pieces taken from the sessions for the previous three albums.

Telling The Trees, (Chemikal Underground – 29/04/16) saw Hubbert return to the collaborative format. Intended as a mirror image to ‘Thirteen Lost & Found’, the album features 11 brand new collaborations with Eleanor Friedberger (The Fiery Furnaces), Rachel Grimes (Rachel’s), Kathryn Williams, Helen Marnie (Ladytron), Kathryn Joseph, Karine Polwart, Martha Ffion, Aby Vulliamy, Anneke Kampman (Conquering Animal Sound), Sarah J Stanley (HQFU) and Anneliese Mackintosh with further contributions from Barry Burns (Mogwai) and Jim Eno (Spoon). It was composed entirely remotely via the Internet, with Hubbert having never met many of the collaborators with the intent of Hubbert being able to remove himself from the writing process to a high degree so as to allow for as unfiltered a response to his initial pieces of music as possible. The resulting album is as varied as it is beautiful. 11 songs ranging from the experimental through minimalist folk to full on electro, all tied together through Hubbert’s instantly recognisable guitar.

Telling The Trees was shortlisted for the 2016 Scottish Album of the Year Award.

Here Lies The Body, (Rock Action – 11/05/18) is Hubbert’s first full length collaboration with a single artist, namely fellow SAY Award winning and erstwhile member of Arab Strap, Aidan Moffat. After first collaborating on Thirteen Lost & Found with Car Song in 2012, the pair reunited to write their debut album in sporadic bursts between 2015 & 2017. The resulting album was recorded in three short days in late 2017 and is a beautiful study in sex and death, centred around the beginning and consequent ending of an affair. Siobhan Wilson provides vocals and cello throughout and Rachel Grimes makes a welcome return with another song co-written with Hubbert and Moffat.

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Press quotes

A gracious and spellbinding thing - Q (4/5)

Emotionally gripping - Mojo (4/5)

Technically dazzling and deeply moving - Uncut (4/5)

Hubbert's a hell of a guitarist - Daily Express (4/5)

His unique guitar playing shines brightest - Is This Music (5/5)

Hubby’s most expansive & diverse work - The List (4/5)

Mesmeric - The Guardian

A revitalising downpour - The Wire

Alluring, enigmatic - The Scotsman

Yearning, inventive - AU

Delicate and beautiful - Clash

Utterly captivating - The Line of Best Fit

We are lucky indeed to have this record - The Quietus

Peerless - The Skinny

Superb - The Herald

Utterly delightful - Drowned in Sound

I occasionally make records. These are the ones I've done so far. You should probably buy them all if you haven't already.

EPs & Singles

Split Tour EP with Emma Pollock

Split Tour EP with Emma Pollock

Buckstacy

Buckstacy

bolt

Bolt

Car Song

Car Song

Sunbeam Melts the Hour

Sunbeam Melts the Hour

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Record Label / Press

Chemikal Underground Records

chemikal.co.uk

Room 2, 3rd Floor
60 Brook Street
Glasgow
G40 2AB

Rock Action Records

rockaction.co.uk

PO Box 27130
Glasgow
G3 9EQ

Bookings

The Local (solo shows)

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ATC Live (Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert)

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